Much is rightfully made of the racist implications of the War on Drugs, but criminalizing medical marijuana has deeply ableist implications, as well.
This is the man who once “joked” his only problem with the KKK was its use of weed.
Paralysis, depression, and cancer patients be damned.
It’s relatively well known that cool, hip President Obama, rebellious, anti-establishment Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and failed GOP presidential candidate Jeb! Bush all, at some point, experimented with weed. …
White “venture capitalists” are slated to make billions doing the same thing black “drug dealers” continue to face stigma and arrest for.
Attitudes about marijuana have really changed, especially among demographics of voting age — we’ll see how November’s results reflect this.
This is not a drill, people.
It’s nice to know government bureaucracy can do its job quickly and effectively when it comes to home drug delivery.
This means states with legalized marijuana use for medical or recreational purposes will still be going against federal law.
Expect some serious medical and economic gains from “policies that will allow more research on marijuana,” and “laws to allow legal marijuana businesses to exist without uncertainty.”
Spoiler: it doesn’t.
Is weed heading inevitably towards a context where it’s so vanilla and normalized that lighting up with our parents eventually become the new having a cocktail with them? Maybe! Here’s…